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1809, m. Isaac Story; Willard b. Aug. 3, 1810; William Chad-
wick b. Jan. 26, 1812, m. Eliza Brown Oct. 1836; Orrin b. May
19, 1814, m. Eliza Mather; Hiram b. April 29, 1816, m. Eva
Nellis 1853; Stephen Chadwick b. Dec. 22, 1818, m. Susanah
Calista Hidden, m. Anna Maria Hewlett, m. Margaret Elea-
nor Stewart, m. Mary Boggs; Philander Jackson b. Sept.
29, 1821, m. Arvilla Pratt May 27, 1850; Lewis b. Dec. 13.
1826; Polly Maria b. June 16, 1832, m. William Smith May
19, 1850. Family home Springville, Utah.

High priest; missionary in New York 1840; president of
Springville branch 1860-51. Judge of election four years;
member legislature three years. Farmer. Died Feb. 16,
1869, at Springville.

PERRY, STEPHEN CHADWICK (son of Asahel Perry and
Polly Chadwick). Born Dec. 22, 1818, Middlebury, Genesee
county, N. Y. Came to Utah 1850.

Married Susanah Calista Hlddon Jan. 6, 1840. Middlebury,
Genesee county, N. Y.

Married Anna Maria Hewlett (daughter of Charles and
Margaret Hewlett), who was born Dec. 11, 1817. Their chil-
dren: Mahonri Marlancumer; Tryphena Roseltha b. June
19, 1847, m. Leonard J. Whitney Dec. 25, 1866; Lewis Rosalvo
b. Dec. 31. 1849. m. Cornelia Whiting; John Sylvester b.
March 10. 1852, m. Eva Maud Matson; Colista Ann b. Aug. 10,



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1854, m. Francis C. Boyer April 8, 1875; Sarah Elizabeth;
Charles Asahel b. Dec. 31, 1858, m. Asenath Melvina Duncan
Dec. 23, 1893. Family home Springville, Utah.

Married Margaret Eleanor Stewart Feb. 4, 1854, Salt Lake
City (daughter of John Martin Stewart and Nancy King),
who was born in Ohio county, Ky. Their children: Harriet
Susanna b. Nov. 29, 1855, m. Albert M. Whiting Dec. 22,
1873; Isabel Maria b. Oct. 10, 1857; Martin Stewart b. Aug. 17,
1858, m. Eliza Jane Clark July 3, 1889.

Married Mary Boggs in April, 1857, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Francis Boggs and Evaline Martin, pioneers 1847).
She was born April 12, 1843, at Nauvoo, 111. Their chil-
dren: Francis Martin b. July 14, 1858; Hyrum Boggs b. Aug.
13, 1859, m. Luella Roundy March 24, 1884; George Willard
b. Nov. 26, 1861, m. Charlotte Smith Fullmer March 24, 1884;
Frances Eveline b. April 26, 1864, m. Edwin M. Snow April
9, 1883; Luella Estella b. Sept. 10, 1866, m. Alonzo S. Fullmer;
Lucy Viola b. Sept. 26, 1868, m. John Van Luven Dec. 25,
1890; Edward Harvey b. April 9, 1871, m. Mary Fullmer
Feb. 19, 1896; Horace Brigham b. Sept. 12, 1873, m. Ariel
Warren Aug. 31, 1895; Parley Pratt b. Nov. 6, 1875, m. Lydia
A. Gallup Sept. 8, 1897; Marcus Lafayette b. Nov. 6, 1879, m.
Phoebe J. Fullmer June 27, 1900; Marion b. Jan. 11, 1883,
m. Clara Larsen. Family resided Springville and Mapleton,
Utah.

High priest; missionary to eastern states twice; presid-
ing elder of branch in Utah county; ward teacher at
Springville. Early settler to Springville, where he assisted
in developing country. Veteran Indian war. Farmer; chair-
maker. One of Joseph Smith's bodyguard. Died November,
1888, at Springville.

PERRY, LEWIS R. (son of Stephen Chadwick Perry and
Anna Maria Hewlett). Born Dec. 31, 1849, Mt. Pisgah,
Iowa.

Married Cornelia D. Whiting Dec. 18, 1871, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Edwin Whiting and Almyra Mecham of Spring-
ville, Utah, pioneers 1850, Captain Bennett company). She
was born June 11, 1851. Their children: Willis Delmar b.
June 5, 1873, m. Jessie Porter Jan. 22, 1902; Myra Gertrude
b. Sept. 7, 1876, m. Edward A. Killpack Nov. 7, 1894; Erma
b. April 29, 1878, m. Hugh Hendrickson Feb. 2, 1910; Leon
Lewis b. Nov. 9, 1880, m. Dora Dusten April 10, 1912; Charles
Franklin b. March 24, 1884, m. Jessie Henrie Oct. 7, 1909;
George W. b. Feb. 22, 1887; Ross Leo b. July 28, 1892. Fam-
ily home, Springville.

High priest; missionary to eastern states 1897-98; super-
intendent Sunday school Mapleton ward, 1888-93; member
high council of Union stake, Oregon, 1901-06. Farmer;
carpenter.

PERRY, JOHN SYLVESTER (son of Stephen Chadwick
Perry and Anna Maria Hewlett). Born March 10, 1852,
Springville, Utah.

Married Eva Maud Matson Jan. 27, 1873, Salt Lake City
(daughter of George Brinton Matson and Mary Jane Guy-
mon of Springville, former pioneer 1847, latter Sept. 7,
1855). She was born March 6, 1857. Their children: Maud
b. May 31, 1877, died; Ida Luella b. Aug. 10, 1879, m. Samuel
Fullmer Andrew; Edith Estelle b. Dec. 9, 1881, m. Charles
Ebon Snow; John Sylvester b. Oct. 10, 1885, died; George
Stephen b. Feb. 13, 1888, m. Beula Whiting; Maple b. Nov.
29, 1891; Jesse b. Aug. 3, 1894; Jasper b. Aug. 3, 1894. Fam-
ily home, Springville.

Missionary to Arizona 1876. Farmer.

PERRY, CHARLES ASAHEL (son of Stephen Chadwick
Perry and Anna Maria Hewlett). Born Dec. 31, 1858, Spring-
vine, Utah.

Married Asenath Melvina Duncan Dec. 23, 1893, Ferron,
Utah (daughter of John Chapman Duncan and Theresa Hay-
burn of Scotland, Salt Lake City, Cedar City and Ferron,
Utah). Their children: Myron Duncan b. Nov. 12, 1894;
Ora Belle b. March 23, 1896; Ivan b. Oct. 4, 1897; Stephen
Chapman b. March 30, 1899; Arnold Sylvester b. Oct. 29,
1900; Asahel A. b. June 22, 1902; Archie b. Jan. 11, 1904;
Rolland b. Jan. 17, 1906; Eunice b. Feb. 15, 1908, d. infant.
Family home Vernal, Utah.

Elder; ward teacher. Member town board of Ferron
two terms. Farmer.

PERRY, MARTIN STEWART (son of Stephen Chadwick
Perry and Margaret Eleanor Stewart). Born Aug. 17, 1858,
Springville, Utah.

Married Eliza Jane Clark July 3, 1889, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Edward Watkins Clark and Louise Mellor,
married Feb. 3, 1857, Salt Lake City; former pioneer Sept.
21, 1852, Orson Hyde company, latter pioneer 1856, "Frozen"
handcart company). She was born Nov. 4, 1871, at Santa-
quln, Utah. Their children: May b. Jan. 28, 1890; Martin
Wayne b. April 6, 1892; Edward Clark b. Nov. 9, 1893; Effle
b. May 15, 1896; Zena b. Aug. 7, 1898; Myrtle b. March 17,
1900; Louise b. Dec. 11, 1902; Howard Alton b. Sept. 15,
1904; Melvin Stewart b. Aug. 22, 1907; Joseph Francis b.
March 29, 1910. Family home, Springville.

Missionary to southern states 1893-95; president Y. M. M.
I. A.

PERRY, GEORGE WILLARD (son of Stephen Chadwick
Perry and Mary Boggs). Born Nov. 26, 1861, Springville,
Utah.

Married Charlotte Smith Fullmer March 24, 1884, Spring-
ville (daughter of John S. Fullmer, born in Pennsylvania,
and Olive Amanda Smith, born in New York, pioneers 1847).
She was born April 3, 1867. Their children: George Othello
b. March 23, 1886, d. Nov. 10, 1887; Louraina b. April 3, 1888,



m. David W. Dean; Ralph b. Aug. 27, 1890; Leonard D. b.
June 15, 1892; Luvell b. Aug. 27, 1894; Clive b. Jan. 16,
1896; Evan b. March 30, 1899; Eldon b. Sept. 20, 1901; Zella
May b. March 24, 1904; Elmer b. May 1, 1907; Jennie Linn b.
Oct. 29, 1909. Family resided Ferron, Mapleton and Spring-
ville, Utah.

High priest; counselor to Joseph A. McKee of Glines ward,
Uinta stake; Hyrum A. Nelson of Ferron ward, Emery
stake, and Samuel D. Fullmer of the elders quorum of
Mapleton. Director in Ferron Creek Irrigation Company;
chairman old folks' committee of Ferron. Emery county
school trustee; county commissioner; county road commis-
sioner.



PE11RY, STEPHEN (son of Daniel Perry and Sallie Whit-
more of Sherburne, Vt.). Born Aug. 12, 1792, Sherburne.
Came to Utah 1850, Thomas Jeremy company.

Married Rhoby Edwards April 12, 1816, Sherburne (daugh-
ter of Joseph Edwards and Olive Green of Sherburne), who
was born July 23. 1793. Windsor, Vt. Their children: Josiah
b. April 5, 1818, m. Lucinda Cole; Susannah b. Aug. 3, 1820,
m. William Jones; William Howard b. Aug. 2, 1823, m. Alice
Stowell, m. Juliaette Stowell; Sallie S. b. Sept. 1, 1826, m.
Daniel Carter; Stephen W. b. Oct. 9. 1829, m. Helen Bishop;
Sylvester Lyman b. Jan. 2, 1833, m. Nancy Ann Shaffer;
Alonzo O. b. May 17, 1836, m. Jeanette Stowell. Family
home Slaterville, Utah.

Missionary to Vermont. Active temple worker. Farmer.
Died Dec. 29, 1886, Kanesvllle, Iowa.

PERRY, WILLIAM HOWARD (son of Stephen Perry and
Rhoby Edwards). Born Aug. 2, 1823, in Essex county,
N. Y. Came to Utah in 1850, William Clapp company.

Married Alice Stowell Oct. 17, 1851, Lynn, Utah (daughter
of A. O. A. Stowell and Mary S. Holmes of New York, latter
pioneer 1852). She was born July 19. 1832. Their children:
Stephen b. July 16, 1853, m. Mary Ellen Biglow; Cynthia
Ernestine b. Feb. 6, 1856, m. William Henry Packard; Joseph
b. Sept. 30, 1859, m. Martha Hovey; Hyrum b. Sept. 30. 1859,
m. Nora Scott; Don Carlos b. Aug. 19, 1863, m. Martha Bing-
ham; Oren Amos b. Nov. 15, 1867, m. Rose Soth; Mary Alice
b. June 6, 1871, m. John Slaugrh. Family home Cache Valley,
Utah.

Married Juliaette Stowell June 10, 1853, Provo, Utah
(daughter of A. O. A. Stowell and Mary S. Holmes), who
was born Nov. 29, 1835. Their children: Mary Rhoby b.
May 7, 1855, m. Edward Jessup; Susan Caroline b. June 11,
1857, m. George Marler; Alonzo Henry b. Sept. 29, 1859;
Heber b. March 23, 1863. d. Infant; Harriett b. March 23,
1863, m. David H. Bingham; George William b. April 3,
1866; Juliaette b. Oct. 17, 1868. m. Thomas Caldwell; Minerva
Amanda b. Oct. 24, 1873. d. child; Sallie Alvira b. Feb. 20,
1876, m. William Griffin; Rose Czarina b. June 1, 1879, m.
Henry Willard Williams. Family home Lynn, Utah.

Missionary to Salmon river 1857-58; bishop's counselor.
Farmer. Died Dec. 15, 1904, Vernal, Utah.

PERRY, GEORGE WILLIAM (son of William Howard Perry
and Juliaette Stowell). Born April 3, 1866, Huntsville, Utah.
Missionary to central states Nov. 20, 1907, to Jan. 17,
1910; one of seven presidents ^of the quorum seventies.
Farmer; fruitraiser.

PERRY, SYLVESTER LYMAN (son of Stephen Perry and
Rhoby Edwards). Born Jan. 2, 1833, Lewis, N. Y. Came to
Utah 1850 with father.

Married Nancy Ann Shaffer Jan. 22, 1855, Bingham Fort,
Utah (daughter of Henry Shaffer and Eve Beard of Slater-
ville, Utah, pioneers 1851, Captain Woods company). She
was born In Indiana Nov. 14, 1833. Their children: Henry
Sylvester b. Dec. 27, 1855, m. Ester N. Price; Mary Jane
b. Oct. 24, 1859; William Heber b. June 30, 1862, m. Charlotte
Ann Fields: Susan Arrente b. Oct. 19, 1864, m. John W.
Singleton; Sarah Elizabeth b. Oct. 2, 1867, m. John B.
Stratton; Nancy Ann b. Aug. 4, 1870, m. James Ross; Mar-
garet Ellen b. April 29, 1874, m. Oliver Henry Bybee.
Family home, Slaterville.

Member 60th quorum seventies; teacher; high priest.
Farmer. Died July 6, 1908.

PERRY, WILLIAM HEBER (son of Sylvester Lyman Perry
nnd Nancy Ann Shaffer). Born June 30, 1862, Slaterville,
Utah.

Married Charlotte Ann Fields Nov. 4, 1886, Logan, Utah
(daughter of William Fields and Charlotte Bolt of Slater-
ville, pioneers 1852). She was born April 1, 1863. Their
children: Edward Ernest b. Dec. 9, 1887, d. Infant; Ada Ann
b. Feb. 7, 1889; Heber LeRoy b. May 23, 1892; Earl Westley
b. Aug. 21, 1894; Ray Delwin b. Jan. 28, 1897; Blanch Alta
b. March 26, 1899; Irvln Warren b. May 4, 1902.

Elder. Farmer.



PETERS, DAVID (HUGHES) (son of Peter Hughes, born
1771, Merioneth, Wales, and Elizabeth Morris). Born March
10, 1810, In Merioneth. Came to Utah 1849, George A. Smith
company.

Married Laura Jones Davis April 11, 1840 (daughter of
John Davis and Laura Jones), who was born Feb. 8, 1817;
came to Utah with husband. Their children: Sarah b. Feb.
6, 1841, m. Charles P. Squires Sept. 1, 1856; Laura b. March
16. 1842, m. William Woodland; Elizabeth b. June 21. 1845;
John David b. May 10, 1850, m. Louisa Bingham Nov. 22,
1869; David b. Oct. 23, 1851; William b. Oct. 30, 1853: Morris
Rees b. Nov. 22, 1855, m. Annie Thorn Dec. 11, 1879; Thomas



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D. b. Dec. 14, 1857, m. Sarah Thorn Dec. 22, 1887; Peter
Hughs b. Nov. 27, 1860, m. Melvina Perry. Family home
Three Mile Creek (Now Perry), Utah.

Married Ann Jones Perry Sept. 20. 1851, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Edward Jones). Their children: Joseph and
Hyrum (twins) b. June 18, 1852; Sarah Ann b. Oct. 7, 1854;
Mary b. Feb. 23, 1856, m. John S. Bingham; Richard b.
March 3, 1858, m. Orpha Henderson.

Pioneer of Box Elder county 1852. Lived in Brlgham City
for a few years; moved to Three Mile Creek (now Perry),
Utah. Died June 11, 1898.

PETERS. MORRIS REES (son of David Hughes Peters and
Laura Jones Davis). Born Nov. 22, 1855, Brig-ham City,
Utah.

Married Annie Thorn Dec. 11, 1879, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Richard Thorn and Rebecca Ann Osborn, pioneers
1840), who was born April 16, I860, Perry, Utah. Only
child: Morris William b. March 21, 1881, m. Udessa Elvira
Jeppson June 5, 1905.

First counselor to Bishop James Nelsonsen Oct. 25, 1896-
1904. Bishop of Perry ward, Utah.



1901; Ralph b. Dec. 1, 1903; Rose Lee b. Feb. 7, 1906. Family
home Fairview, Utah, and Wapello, Idaho.

Sunday school superintendent 1894-1900; president T. M.
M. I. A.; bishop's counselor 1905-07.



PETERSEN, ANDERS (son of Peder and Anna Andersen of
Givskud, Sjaelland, Denmark). Born May 12, 1830, at
Givskud. Came to Utah October, 1861.

Married Eliza M. Krough April 12, 1863, Provo, Utah
(daughter of Lawrence Krough and Johanna Broe of Heils,
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany), who was born July 27, 1838,
and came to Utah Sept. 27, 1862, John R. Murdock company.
Their children: Andrew P. b. May 20, 1864, died; Annie J.
b. May 6, 1866, m. Harry Stone; Peter L. b. Aug. 22, 1868,
died; Eliza M. b. April 9, 1870, m. Alfred Anderson; Lawrence
P. b. April 12, 1873, m. Minnie Golsan Dec. 20, 1899; m.
Lucy Aspinall Dec. 1909; Anton M. b. Nov. 1, 1876, m. Millie
Wilde Aug. 1899; Mary Ann b. Sept. 26, 1879, m. Arthur
Wilde Nov. 3, 1905; Henry N. b. April 3, 1882, m. Emma
Frances Oct. 1902. Family resided at Provo, Utah and Ray-
mond and Barnwell, Alta, Can.

Member 64th quorum seventies. Bought load of telegraph
wire from Omaha to Salt Lake City 1861. Settled at Salt
Lake City; moved to Provo in 1863, where he resided nearly
40 years, and then moved to Barnwell, Can. Assisted
materially In the development of Provo and surrounding
country.



PETERSEN, ANDREW (son of Peter Andersen, born 1801,
and Annie Petersen of Denmark). Born Dec. 18, 1832,
Viborg, Denmark. Came to Utah Oct. 1, 1866, Joseph S.
Rawlins company.

Married Caroline D. Dabelsteln (daughter of Henry Dabel-
stein and Christine M. Lytt), who was born Oct. 8, 1835,
Holstein, Germany. Their children: Hans F. b. July 21,
1858, m. Mary Rasmussen 1881; James b. Sept. 9, 1860;
Annie D. b. April 4, 1863, died; Minnie C. b. July 6, 1865, m.
George Brown 1884; Andrew b. Nov. 9, 1867, m. Maud Mills
1892; Adam H. b. Dec. 8, 1869, m. Verdie Post 1905; Emma
b. June 16, 1871, m. Richard Redden 1893; Eliza b. Nov. 8,
1872, m. Joshua Bates 1894; George A. b. Jan. 24, 1874, m.
Vadle Winters 1899; Eleanor b. Aug. 11, 1867, m. John
Williams 1903; Joseph H. b. Jan. 25, 1878, m. Elonora Mur-
dock 1904; Frank b. Oct. 5, 1880. m. Emma Comer 1901.

Married Mary Larsen in 1888, who was born Aug. 13,
1850, In Denmark. Only child: Nephi b. April 24, 1890.
Family home Wanship, Utah.

Superintendent Wanship Sunday school 17 years; bishop
of Wanship; president high priests quorum; missionary to
Denmark and Germany 1898-1900. Veteran Danish-German
war 1864-1865; veteran Black Hawk war; guard at pen-
itentiary. Railroad contractor Union Pacific R. R. 1868.
Died Nov. 26, 1900, Wanship.



PETERSEN, ANDREW (son of Peder Pedersen and Klr-
stine Andersdatter of Sjaelland. Denmark). Born Feb. 8,
1829, Jetsmark, Sogn, Denmark. Came to Utah October,
1854.

Married Anna Marie Hansdatter Oct. 15, 1854, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Hans Olsen and Tova Knudsdatter of
Denmark), who was born March 13, 1822. Their children:
Christena, m. Caleb Hartley; Lorenzo, m. Mary Nordstrom;
Peter, m. Celestla M. Terry; Mette M., m. Elias A. Terry;
Anna Marlah Hancena, m. Louis C. Larsen.

Married Annette Larsdatter (daughter of Lars Andersen
and Johanna Larsdatter of Fairview, Utah, pioneers 1863),
who was born July 29, 1847. Their children: John T. b.
Nov. 19, 1865, m. Sarah E. Taylor; Lewis, m. Sarah E. Bills:
Andrew, m. Viola Wilson; James T., m. Malissa Stewart.
Families resided Fairview, Utah.

Bishop of Fairview 1863-65. Veteran Black Hawk war.
Early settler at Fairview; moved to Mt. Pleasant. Farmer.
Died Jan. 20, 1873, at Fairview.

PETERSEN, JOHN T. (son of Andrew Petersen and Annette
Larsdatter). Born Nov. 19, 1865. Fairview, Utah.

Married Sarah Elizabeth Taylor Dec. 12. 1884, Logan. Utah
(daughter of William Singleton and Phebe Jane Stewart of
Fairview, pioneers 1860), who was born Nov. 28, 1868.
Their children: Sarah E. b. Aug. 16. 1885, m. Brigham Adel-
bert Lowe; John A. b. Dec, 26, 1886; Frances E. b. Nov. 8,
1888. m. Ray E. Merkley; Phebe b. Aug. 30. 1890; Lewis S.
b. Dec. 4, 1891; Myron b. Nov. 11, 1894; Furn A. b. Dec. 8,
1896; A. La Varre b. June 11, 1899; Alice E. b. Sept. 18.



PETERSEX, CHRISTIAN (son of Ole Petersen and Annie
Christiansen of Denmark). Born Otft. 25, 1824, in Denmark.
Came to Utah October, 1860, John W. Young company.

Married Elizabeth Jensen 1847 in Denmark, who was born
Sept. 7, 1815. Their children: Ole (adopted) b. Feb. 12,
1840; Rasmus (adopted) b. Feb. 16, 1842, m. Sophia Jensen;
Jorgen b. June 3, 1848; Niels b. March 11. 1850; Anne Chris-
tlene b. Aug. 21, 1852; Peter b. Jan. 14, 1854; Ellen Marie
b. July 12, 1858; Mary b. March 3, 1860, m. Erastus Robert
Lark. Family home Brinton, Utah.

Died April 23, 1896.



PETERSEN, FREDERICK A. (son of Powell Frederick
Petersen, born Aug. 10, 1800, Copenhagen, Denmark, and
Cecelia Alseind, born July 27, 1802, Fyen, Denmark). Born
Jan. 28, 1835, at Copenhagen. Came to Utah Aug. 29, 1863,
John R. Murdock company.

Married Lelia Olson July, 1863 (daughter of John and
Karen Olson, pioneers 1863), who was born 1839 and came
to Utah with her husband. Their children: Josephine b.
May, 1864; Fredericka b. Jan. 28, 1865, m. James Moss;
Powell Frederick b. May 7, 1868, m. Sophrona Smith; Cece-
lius b. May 8, 1872; Concordia b. Jan. 4, 1873, m. William
Brown; Sarah b. Aug. 15, 1874, m. Hans Blomgren: Gusta
b. Nov. 1, 1877, m. Charles Dalton; Frederick Alseind b. May
6. 1879; Clara Agneta b 1 . Nov. 26, 1881. Family home Levan.
Utah.

High priest. Blacksmith and farmer.



PETERSEN, HANS (son of Peter Larsen of Denmark).
Born April 6, 1825, Valloby, Denmark. Came to Utah Sept.
12, 1863, John R. Young company.

Married Doris Lorentzon (daughter of Lorentz Lorentzon
and Margaret Jacobson), who was born 1829, Kiel, Germany.
Their children: Josephine b. 1843, m. Lars K. Larson;
Ernest, m. Elizabeth Benson and Millie Mollen; Lorentz,
m. Kristine Nielsen; Hans; Ezra, m. Ella Allen. Family
home Hyrum, Utah.

Elder; missionary to Denmark. Took an active part in
bringing immigrants to Utah. Settler at Hyrum, Utah.

PETERSEN, LORENTZ (son of Hans Petersen and Doris
Lorentzon). Born Feb. 15, 1857, Valloby, Denmark.

Married Kristine Nielsen (daughter of Peter Nielsen and
Gundle K. Hansen), who was born Nov. 30, 1859. Gadevang,
Denmark. Their children: Lorenzo Carl b. Sept. 9, 1878,
m. Javan Jensen; Dora b. Oct. 25, 1880; Waldermar F. b.
Sept. 22, 1882, m. F. Flossie Hansen; Willard b. Dec. 12,
1884; Agnes b. April 2, 1878, m. Alma Rasmussen; Eugene
b. Jan. 11, 1892; Eva May b. April 29, 1894; Jesse Virlo b.
Dec. 26, 1899; Verio b. July 16, 1902.

High priest; missionary to Denmark 1889 and 1906;
bishop counselor In second ward, Hyrum, Utah. Resided
at Hyrum, Utah.

PETERSEN, WILLARD (son of Lorentz Petersen and Kris-
tine Nielsen). Born December 12, 1884, Hyrum, Utah.



PETERSEN, HANS J. (son of Hans and Mary Petersen of
Denmark). Born 1833, Copenhagen, Denmark. Came to
Utah May, 1870.

Married Christina Borgesen 1867, at Copenhagen (daugh-
ter of Bergo Nilsen and Karren Ryberg of Denmark), who
was born May 24, 1839. Their children: Hans T. b. Dec.
9, 1867, m. Selma Sorensen; Mary Helena, m. John H. Snow-
ball: Annie Christina, m. William Corbett; Carrie Maria,
m. C. E. Baker. Family home Smithfleld. Cache Co., Utah.

Manager of Co-operative Shoe Factory at Smithfleld, Utah,
1875-1880. Died Sept. 20, 1890.

PETERSEN, HANS T. (son of Hans J. Petersen and Chris-
tina Borgesen). Born Dec. 9, 1867, Borup, Copenhagen,
Denmark.

Married Selma Sorensen Sept. 20, 1899, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Jens Christian Sorensen and Nielslne Isakson
of Aarhuus, Denmark, pioneers 1898), who was born June 19.
1880. Their children: Alma Luella b. June 30, 1900; Selma
Loverne b. June 29, 1902; Hans Kenneth b. April 10, 1905;
Lorin William b. May 29, 1908; Afton Bernlce b. June 30,
1910. Family home Smithfleld and Trenton, Utah.

Bishop Trenton ward 1907. City recorder, Smithfleld, one
term; councilman 1900-1904: mayor 1904-1906. Manager
Farmers Union Mill 1901-1906: manager Trenton Mill &
Elevator Co. 1906. Settled at Smithfleld; moved to Trenton
1906.



PETERSEN, JAMES (son of Peter Olsen and Dorthea Peter-
sen of Nyerup, Holbek amt, Denmark). Born Dec. 6, 1847,
at Nyerup. Came to Utah Sept. 25, 1868, John G. Holman
oxteam company.

Married Mary Sophie Simmonsen Dec. 26, 1878 (daughter
of Martin Simmonsen and Mary Petersen), who was born
Feb. 26, 1862. Fpnsmark, Denmark. Their children: James
Reuben b. Oct. 11, 1879. m. Morget Olsen 1908: Mary Matilda
b. Sept. 29, 1881, m. Joseph Jacobson 1900; Simon Leroy b.



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Feb. 16, 1884; Charles Levl b. May 16, 1886; Joseph Melville
b. Oct. 16, 1888, m. Tina Maxburn 1907; Martin Benjamin b.
June 29, 1892; Clyde Ephraim b. Oct. 21, 1894; Virginia
Sophie b. Sept. 29, 1896; Everett Lorenzo b. Feb. 14. 1900;
Louis Eugene b. Aug. 25, 1898, d. Aug. 28, 1898; Olive Dor-
thea b. Aug. 2, 1903; Alice b. April 27, 1906, d. same day;
Frederick Irving b. Nov. 7. 1907, d. May 13, 1908. Family
resided South Jordan and Riverton, Utah.

One of presidents of 96th quorum seventies; missionary
to Denmark 1889-91; to northern states 1907-08; home mis-
sionary of Jordan stake two years; acting teacher of South
Jordan ward 1877, serving 37 years; had charge of a com-
pany of immigrants to Utah 1891. Worked on railroads and
In mines for about three years and settled at South Jordan.
Merchant; farmer; stockraiser.



PETERSEN, JAMES (son of Rasmus Petersen and Annie
Marie Hansen, both of Fyen, Denmark, who died of cholera
near Quincy, 111., while en route to Utah). Born April 28,
1858, at Fyen. Came to Utah September, 1866, Abner Lowry
company.

Married Anna Eliza Rasmussen Oct. 16, 1879, Mt. Pleasant,
Utah (daughter of Rasmus Rasmussen and Maria Christine
Johanstatter of Fyen, Denmark), who was born Jan. 13,
1860. Their children: Elsina Maria b. Sept. 4. 1880; Annie
Johanna b. Dec. 8, 1882, m. William E. King; James Erastus
b. March 30. 1885, died; Dlanthy Sephrona b. May 26, 1887.
m. Andrew O. Larson; Parley b. March 30, 1889; Leo Wilford
b. May 18, 1891; Delbert b. June 15, 1893; Vern b. Dec. 12.
1895; Myrtle Amanda b. March 12, 1898; Rex b. Oct. 11, 1900;
Blenda Irene b. Nov. 14, 1902. Family home Castle Dale,
Utah.

High priest; ward clerk; high councilor; member stake
board of education; president of town board. School trus-
tee. Merchant; farmer. An early settler at Castle Dale.
Has done much to build up Emery county.



PETERSEN, JAMES O. (father from Copenhagen, Denmark,
and mother from Sjaelland. Denmark). Born April 8, 1820,
at Copenhagen. Came to Utah 1856, James G. Willie hand-
cart company.

Married Anne Jensen about 1843, who was born Sept. 10,
1823 (died 1901), and came to Utah with husband. Their
children: Sophia b. Sept. 24, 1844. m. W. Valentine 1858;
Marie B. b. Sept. 9, 1846, m. James Olsen Jan. 28, 1862; Hans
b. Aug. 1848. m. Marthy Abot; Christ b. Aug. 1850. m. Ellen
Nielsen; Peter b. March 14, 1852, m. Mary Andersen; James C.
b. Aug. 1854, m. Sarah Hansen; Stene b. Sept 17, 1857, m.
Soren Nielsen; Abraham b. Oct. 1859; Annie b. Nov. 1861, m.
Christ Nygaard; Isaack b. Nov. 1863. died; Jacob b. Dec.
1865, m. Lene Poulsen; Nephi b. Dec. 1867, m. Louise Arn.

High priest. Cooper; farmer. Died 1900.



PETERSEN, JENS K. Born at Copenhagen, Denmark.
Came to Utah 1854.

Married Helena Christina Hansen. Their children: H. C.,
m. Mary Capson; Anlrina C., m. George P. Pectol; Caroline,
m. Joseph Heering; James E. b. Nov. 1855, m. Caroline Gott-
fredson; Joseph, m. Kista Henderickson.

Married Emmie Gourd, Salt Lake City, who was born In

Sweden. Their children: Erastus W., m. Henderickson;

Saphrona; James; Alexander; Melvenia. Family home
Ephraim, Utah.

PETERSEN. JAMES EPHRAIM (son of Jens K. Petersen
and Helena Christina Hansen). Born Nov. 16. 1856, Ephraim,
Utah.



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